HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 cc1913-4W
Sir W. Edge

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to what extent it is proposed after the war to continue the system of opencast coalmining.

Major Lloyd George

I regret I am unable to give my hon. Friend any reliable forecast as it depends on a number of cir- cumstances, including the extent to which deep-mine output proves capable of meeting demands and the reserves of coal suitable for this method of working.